Advertising team takes third place in national competition

September 12, 2023 by Nicholas De Lucca | Public Relations & Advertising

On their trip to St. Louis for the final round of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), 12 members of Chapman’s Circle Advertising stood under The Gateway Arch, listening to locals talk about when they spotted a shark in the Mississippi River. While no great whites were spotted by the team, they accomplished something rarer


Dodge College Excellence Shines Bright

August 9, 2023 by Noela Hueso | News

For the third year in a row, The Hollywood Reporter has named Dodge College of Film and Media Arts #4 on their annual Best Film Schools in the U.S. issue. We’re so proud!


Entertainment and news experts join Dodge

August 4, 2023 by | News

Casting director Russell Boast, producer Annabelle K. Frost, producer Nana Greenwald, writer-director Tamar Halpern, animator David Kuhn and broadcast journalist May Lee have been hired as full-time faculty at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, the No. 4-ranked film school in the nation.   These highly regarded professionals — who have worked on some of


The Funniest Women in Hollywood

May 12, 2023 by | Events

If you are a frequent attendee of the Dodge College Master Classes, you know that within the last two years, we have only had 1-3 special celebrity guests on stage at a time. Women in Comedy surpassed that by bringing 6 of the best female comedians working today up on stage to share their experiences


Happy Accidents with Barry Jenkins and Lulu Wang

April 21, 2023 by | Events

Happy accidents. This is something Barry Jenkins and Lulu Wang are all too familiar with. (If you haven’t seen Moonlight or The Farewell yet, what are you doing? If you are ok with a few spoilers, keep on reading!) If you are a film fact nerd, you may already know about this scene in Moonlight.


Charles Burnett and the L.A. Rebellion

April 10, 2023 by | Events

Between the 1960s and 1980s, against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement and continuing through the period of Blaxploitation films, an inaugural group of African-American students were welcomed to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television as part of an Ethno-Communications initiative designed to be responsive to communities of color. These artists, now


The Way of Deborah L. Scott

April 3, 2023 by | Events

If you were there for the worldwide phenomenon that was Avatar: The Way of Water, then you have seen the breathtaking and detailed costume design work of Deborah L. Scott. If you were not a ticket holder for James Cameron’s latest project, you have most definitely seen her work before: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to


Austin Butler Takes Hollywood by Storm

March 10, 2023 by | Events

When every news outlet in 2019 was listing all of the male frontrunners in the talks to play Elvis Presley in a biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann, it had been a good amount of years since I heard Austin Butler’s name in the headlines pertaining to the film. I knew in the previous year he


Ever Wanted to Work with Puppets?

March 10, 2023 by | Alumni

Dodge alum Alex U. Griffin has taken quite the unique path in the film industry after graduating from Chapman University in 2013 with his MFA in Film Production. We got the chance to interview him about his career in filmmaking and puppetry arts and how being in Chapman’s graduate program helped him along the way.


Damien Chazelle's Love Letters to Hollywood

March 6, 2023 by | Events

From blood sweat and tears to the theme of struggling artists trying to make their dreams come true, Damien Chazelle’s directorial signature on his films is hard to miss. The anxiety, intensity, and chaos of perfectionism when creating art keep us coming back to his films time and time again. Dodge College hosted a lovely

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